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Entrepreneur


2017 San Diego Business Woman of the Year

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Entrepreneur


2017 San Diego Business Woman of the Year

Former athlete and current entrepreneur, Jerica Williams is uniquely versed in the sports and non-profit industries from both the athletic and business perspectives. Named San Diego’s Business Woman of the Year in 2017 and former Chief Marketing Officer, she is often referred to as professional connector, proven to develop businesses while bridging the gap between sports and community.

“Jerica will always be an integral part of the Q4 story. Our company would not be where it is today without her expertise.” -- Aaron Sokol, CEO, Q4 Sports

Once a basketball stand out, Jerica would capitalize on her playing career at UCLA and San Diego State by cultivating relationships with other athletes and sports professionals, inevitably catapulting her into a professional business career.

In 2013, Jerica launched JACE, an independent consultancy for business development, marketing, branding and public relations. Jerica has proven to strategically execute innovative marketing strategies leveraging all avenues of business. Creating a culture of transparency and integrity, Jerica's mission is to help others succeed.

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SPEAKER


SPEAKER


From keynotes to panels, Jerica speaks of her role as a business executive in sports, philanthropy, former student- athlete, woman in sports and a mother. From a struggling single mom to a top sports executive, Jerica aims to inspire people of all ages, encouraging them to see the light within themselves. 

Jerica continues her journey with audiences, providing a relatable and practical blueprint for personal, spiritual and work success. 

For Booking or Interviews, please use CONTACT form. 

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Philanthropist


Philanthropist


There was no moment that made Williams want to work in sports philanthropy because before she even knew what philanthropy meant, she was doing it. When she started playing basketball at the age of ten, she would constantly volunteer at the YMCA to work with younger children. She’d always been an advocate for community service. Williams found philanthropy as a voluntary act because she wanted to be a part of it.

Williams continues to be an innovator in the philanthropic world by maximizing her professional expertise to bring more visibility to community platforms.

— Philanthropy Playmakers

Community Relations Consultant to Professional Athletes, assisting current and former professional athletes to create foundations and leverage community initiatives.

Founder of Live4Gen, an organization dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and increasing prevention in the community while honoring Genevieve Costello, Jerica’s friend and former teammate.

Organizer of Project HoUSton, created as a CALL TO ACTION for San Diego residents (and beyond), to provide support relief efforts for victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey
 

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Athlete & Coach


Athlete & Coach


Originally from Albany, OR, Jerica accidentally fell into basketball at 10 years old after winning a free throw contest with minimal effort or skill. Falling in love with the game, she excelled through AAU, High School, and College. After attending UCLA on a basketball scholarship, Jerica transferred home after her freshman year to play for San Diego State University under legendary coach Beth Burns.

Jerica later found passion in coaching high school girls’ basketball. Her experience as an athlete fostered remarkable and inspiring relationships with the players both on and off the court. As she transitioned from being a part-time coach to full-time entrepreneur, she continues to find solace in visiting the teams and players she used to coach, even assisting at her high school alma mater.

“The thing that I am most grateful for is the interest Coach Williams took in getting to know my daughter. She would always talk about how much fun she had at practice. Of course they worked hard in practice, but it takes a special coach to make hard work fun.  As a parent, there is nothing more comforting than hearing your daughter talk about looking up to a coach. I am forever grateful for the impact Coach Williams had on my daughter; shaping her into the woman she is today.”

-- Parent of a former player